Beijing to host Asia-Oceania wheelchair basketball qualifiers

Beijing to host Asia-Oceania wheelchair basketball qualifiers 31 May 2017
Man in wheelchair tries to block another man in wheelchair playing basketball

Teams from Asia-Oceania zones will play for qualifying spots for the 2018 IWBF World Championships.


The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) Asia Oceania Zone has announced the location and dates for their qualification tournament for the World Championships 2018 in Hamburg, Germany.

The tournament will take place in the Chinese Paralympic Training Venue in Beijing, China, between 21-29 October.

In the men’s competition, 12 teams from the Asia-Oceania region will battle for four places at the 2018 World Championships, while the five women’s teams will compete for two spots in Hamburg.

President of IWBF Asia Oceania, Saad Alazma, said: “The Asia Oceania Zone qualifying tournament has seen strong support from across the region with 12 men’s and 5 women’s teams entered. It is really exciting to see the growth of wheelchair basketball in the region.

“After the success of previous tournaments hosted in China, such as the U25 Women’s World Championships in 2015, we are looking forward to what promises to be a very competitive qualifier for the Asia Oceania Zone."